||Re: What origin surname Perry?
||morfydd (Authenticated as morfydd)
||March 27, 2007 at 1:28:10 PM
||What origin surname Perry? by Maggie_Simpson
A local surname derived from the Old English word "pirige" or "pyrige," meaning pear tree, denoting a "dweller by the pear-tree." (cf very common Portuguese name Pereira, with the same meaning.) Possibly derived from the old French "perrier" or "perrieur," for quarry, in which case it denoted one who worked in a quarry or who lived in a rocky location.
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- What origin surname Perry? - Maggie_Simpson Mar 23 2007, 1:38:17 AM
- Re: What origin surname Perry? - morfydd Mar 27 2007, 1:28:10 PM